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         El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Madrid: Gabriel de Sancha,, 1797–8. Nueva edicion, corregida denuevo, con nuevas notas, con nuevas estampas, con nuevo analisis, y con la vida de el autor nuevamente aumentada, por D. Juan Antonio Pellicer. 5 volumes, octavo (188 x 119). Contemporary green marbled calf, all neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, twin green labels to spines, decorated in gilt, gilt rules and floral cornerpieces to front and rear covers, beaded roll to turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers, green silk page markers. With 2 engraved portrait frontispieces, 2 engraved headpieces, 3 folding maps (one with colour), and 31 engraved plates by Pierre Duflos and Moreno Tejada after Rafael Ximeno, Agustín Navarro, Monnet and Camaron y Paret. A little scuffing and a few pale marks to boards, edges rubbed, minor furbishing to tips, occasional faint spot of foxing to contents, a few paper flaws to margins, text unaffected, vol. II with repair to folding map facing p. 244. An excellent copy, overall quite fresh and crisp, and very attractively bound. First edition of the first critical edition of Don Quixote, illustrated with numerous fine plates, described by Ashbee as "among the finest produced in Spain", and a commentary by the pioneering Spanish philologist Juan Antonio Pellicer (1738–1806). "This beautiful edition, which is printed on excellent paper, is of the highest importance for Pellicer's erudite notes and commentary, and for his painstaking corrections of the text" (Ruis).

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         Bell's British Theatre Vols. 3-13, 15-32 & 34

      London: Printed for and under the direction of George Cawthorn, British Library, Strand, 1797. Leatherbound. Fair. 30 vols. with various paginations. 15 cm. 246 engraved plates - a frontispiece and title page for each play. Full tree leather with gilt impressing on spines along with burgundy and black spine labels. Missing vols. 1, 2, 14 & 33. Vol. 3 missing front board. Vol. 8 missing front board, rear board detached, last page torn through. Vol. 10 split in 2 sections. Vol. 11 front board detached. Vol. 12 front board detached. Vol. 13 front board missing and rear board detached. Vol. 16 front board missing. Vol. 17 rear board detached and last leaf chipped with slight loss of text. Vol. 19 front board nearly detached. Vol. 20 rear board detached. Vol. 21 front board detached. Vol. 23 rear board detached. Vol. 27 rear board and last pages missing with some loss of text. Vol. 28 rear board detached. Vol. 29 front board reattached. Vol. 30 front board loosening. Vol. 31 front board detached. Vol. 32 Small reference labels on some front endpapers. Some labels missing, some spines cracked, bumped corners, foxing. Contains: Fair Penitent (Rowe); Douglas (Home); Cato (Addison); Jane Shore (Rowe); Roman Father (Whitehead); Every Man In His Humour (Ben Jonson); Suspicious Husband (Hoadly); Grecian Daughter (Murphy); Choleric Man (Cumberland); Cleone (Dodsley); Isabella (Altered from Southern); She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not (Cibber); Discovery (Mrs. Frances Sheridan); Distressed Mother (Philips); Earl of Essex (Jones); Medea (Glover); Gamesters (Shirley and Johnson); Battle of Hastings (Cumberland); Love Makes A Man (Cibber); Alzira (Hill); School For Wives (Kelly); School For Lovers (Whithead); Maid of the Mill (Bickerstaff); Rule A Wife (Beaumont & Fletcher); Careless Husband (Cibber); Revenge (Young); Orphan (Otway); Country Lasses (Charles Johnson); She Stoops To Conqer (Goldsmith); Black Prince (W. Shirley); Beaux Stratagem (Farquhar); Gamester (Moore); Double Gallant (Cibber); Theodosius (Lee); Beggars Opera (Gay); Chances (altered from Beaumont and Fletcher); Miser (Fielding); Foundling (Moore); Bold Stroke For a Wife (Mrs. Centlivre); All In The Wrong (Murphy); Brothers (Cumberland); Siege of Damascus (Hughes); Love in a Village (Bickerstaff); Country Girl (altered from Wycherly by Garrick); Conscious Lovers (Steele); Recruiting Officer (Farquhar); Venice Preserved (Otway); Lady Jane Grey (Rowe); Oedipus (Dryden & Lee); Ximena (Cibber); Busy Body (Mrs. Centlivre); All For Love (Dryden); Constant Couple (Farquhar); Carmelite (Cumberland); Zara (Hill); Way To Keep Him (Murphy); Good Natured Man (Goldsmith); Earl of Warwick (Franklin); Philaster (Beaumont and Fletcher); Provoked Husband (Vanbrugh and Cibber); Fashionable Lovers (Cumberland); Countess of Salisbury (Hall Hartson); Mourning Bride (Congreve); Oroonoko (Southern); West Indian (Cumberland); King Charles I (Havard); Tender Husband (Steele); Committee (Howard); Natural Son (Cumberland); Jealous Wife (Colman); Lionel and Clarissa (Bickerstaff); Hypocrite (altered from Cibber); Wonder (Mrs. Centlivre); Amphytrion (altered from Dryden); Albion Queens (Banks); Tamerland (Rowe); Confederacy (Vanbrugh); Drummer (Addison); Merope (Hill); Mahomet (Miller); Cymon (Garrick); Plain Dealer (Wycherley); Fatal Curiosity (Lillo); Lady's Last Stake (Cibber); Cyrus (Hoole); Gleonice (Hoole); Orphan of China (Murphy); The Gentle Shepherd (Ramsay); The Mistake (Vanbrugh); Ambitious Step-Mother (Rowe); Irene (Dr. Johnson); Marianne (Fenton); Barbarossa (Brown); Relapse (Vanbrugh); Eurydice (Mallet); The Provok'd Wife (Vanbrugh); The Funeral (Steele); The Royal Convert (Rowe); The Man of the World (Macklin); The Double Dealer (Congreve); The Old Batchelor (Congreve); Henry the Second (Hull); Phaedra and Hippolitus (Smith); Pericles (Shakespeare); Busiris (Young); The Rehearsal (Buckingham); Albina (Mrs. Cowley); False Delicacy (Kelly); A Word To The Wise (Kelly); School For Rakes (Mrs. Griffiths); The Brothers (Dr. Young); Falstaff's Wedding (Kenrick); Sir Harry Wildair (Farquhar); Caractacus (Mason); Lucius Junius Brutus (Lee); Inconstant (Farquhar); Edward and Eleonora (Thomson); The Twin Rivals (Farquhar); Gustavus Vasa (Brooke); Timanthes (Hoole); Chapter of Accidents (Miss Lee); Elfrida (Mason); Samson Agonistes (Milton); Creusa (Whitehead).

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         Herzensergießungen eines kunstliebenden Klosterbruders. 275 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz in Rötel in Punktiermanier von Bollinger. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben) mit Rückenschild.

      Berlin, Bey Johann Friedrich Unger, 1797. - Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe der bedeutenden kunsttheoretischen Schrift der Frühromantik mit weitreichender Wirkung auf die Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts. "Das Programmatische der 'Herzensergießungen' liegt in der Konstituierung einer Einheit von Kunst und Religion – und dies im Erscheinungsjahr von Goethes Kunstzeitschrift 'Propyläen'" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 43). Mit den programmatischen Aufsätzen über Dürer und 'Das merkwürdige musikalische Leben des Tonkünstlers Joseph Berglinger'. Von Tieck stammen die Vorrede, 'Sehnsucht nach Italien' und zwei 'Malerbriefe'. "Diese kleine Veröffentlichung, die zusammen mit den 1799 posthum von Tieck herausgegebenen 'Phantasien über die Kunst' und einem umfangreichen Briefwechsel mit Tieck das Gesamtwerk Wackenroders ausmacht, kann als erstes und im eigentlichen Sinne initiatorisches literarisches Dokument der deutschen Frühromantik bezeichnet werden" (KNLL). – Erster Druck, wohl schon 1796 erschienen. Kenntlich am "Bey" auf dem Titel, etwas magereren Linien, und leicht veränderter Typographie. Auch der Text weicht vom späteren Druck mit "Bei" ab. Nur gelegentlich etwas fleckiges Exemplar auf festem Büttenpapier, gedruckt in der Unger-Fraktur. – Goed. VI 36, 36 und 46, 4, 5. Borst 797.

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         Die sieben Weiber des Blaubart. Eine wahre Familiengeschichte herausgegeben von Gottlieb Färber (Pseud.). 268 S., 2 Bl. Orig.-Broschur.

      Istanbul, Heraklius Murusi, 1212 (d. i. Berlin, C. A. Nicolai, 1797). - Seltene erste Ausgabe der Erzählung, die den Stil des 'Peter Lebrecht' wieder aufgreift. "Hier erinnert das souveräne Spiel des Dichters mit dem Leser gelegentlich an die Erzähltechnik der Rokoko-'Conte'" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 38). Die Erzählung fällt wegen ihrer auf den ersten Blick provozierenden Sinnlosigkeit aus dem Rahmen. Der Literaturkritiker Rudolf Haym sah sich 1870 in ein Kasperletheater versetzt und schloss das Kunstmärchen in seinem Buch 'Die romantische Schule' aus dem Literaturkanon aus. Auch mit den phantastischen und magischen Elementen des Romans konnte er wenig anfangen. Der Roman wurde von Kritik und Publikum ignoriert und verschwand aus Tiecks Werkausgaben. Zu unrecht! Die Darstellungsparodie entpuppt sich als ein Sammelsurium von genialen Anspielungen auf Goethe, Klopstock und Perrault. Tieck nimmt die Liebeskonzepte seiner Zeit zum Anlass und erzählt so die erste unfreiwillige Mordserie eines Ritters. Die in den 'Sieben Weibern des Blaubart' und im 'Gestiefelten Kater' enthaltenen Provokationen gegen den Verleger führten zur Trennung von Nicolai, der Tieck aus seiner Verpflichtung als Herausgeber der 'Straußfedern' entließ. – Sehr breitrandig. Unaufgeschnitten. – Goed. VI 36, 40; Hayn/G. VIII 340; Weller, Druckorte, S. 168. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oeuvres de P. J. Bernard, ornées de gravures d'après les desseins de Prud'hon ; la dernière estampe gravée par lui-même

      De l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné 1797 - 1 vol. in-folio (317 x 230 mm en marges), reliure plein chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs dorés orné, filets d'encadrements en plats, chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, De l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, Paris, 1797 An V, 2 ff., XI-198 pp. avec 4 figures par Prud'hon, graves par Prud'hon, Beisson et Copia Bon exemplaire très bien relié du tirage avec figures avec la lettre (qq. rouss., très bel état par ailleurs). Cohen-De Ricci, 133 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Official Edict Issued by the Royal Court of Sweden, During the Early Years of Swedish Rule Over the Island of Saint Barthélemy, to Outline Fees [Duties or Taxes] for Awards, Decrees, Contracts and Attestations, Payable to the Swedish Monarchy.

      Stockholm, 2 May 1797 - Rare Primary Source Document. 1 page, large trilingual document in Spanish, French, and English, text to recto only, printed at the Royal publishing house in Stockholm "Tryckt i kongl. Tryckeriet". Large single leaf, laid paper, measuring approximately 43 x 54 cm. Very good condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright, an exceedingly rare and early primary source document from the Palace of Stockholm illustrating Sweden's tax revenue during its rule over the colony of Saint Barthélemy. At the time of this edict, the West Indies island of Saint Barthélemy, commonly known now as Saint Barts, was a Swedish colony ruled by Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden who was king from 1792 until his abdication in 1809. only ten years prior to the present edict, the island had a population of approximately 750, of whom 281 were slaves. By the end of the eighteenth century - contemporary to this document - some 1,330 ships visited the port of Gustavia annually.

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         OPERA OMNIA. (In greco, in latino e in italiano).

      ex Regio Parmensi Typographio, 1797. In-4 p. (mm. 295x210), 3 parti in 1 vol. (ciascuna con proprio frontespizio), mz. pelle ottocentesca, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, 1 c.nn., 16 pp., 110 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 279 pp.; 104 pp.; con ritratto dell'A. in medaglione su fondo criblé (inc. in rame) ai 3 frontespizi. Dedica in versi latini di Bernardus Zamagna: "Ad Ferdinandum Austriacum..". Al testo originale greco fa seguito la versione in latino dal titolo: "Hesiodi Ascraei opera omnia latinis versibus expressa atque illustrata a Bernardo Zamagna Ragusino" (segue) "Ad lectorem de Hesiodo eiusque Theogonia" (fino a p. 37) e "Deorum generatio" (segue) "Ad lectorem de Operum ac dierum carmine" e quindi "Opera ac Dies" e "Scutum Herculis". Al fine la versione in italiano "Esiodo Ascreo trasportato in versi italiani da Giuseppe M. Pagnini Carmelitano" (seguono) "La Teogonia cioè la generazione degli Dei - I lavori e le giornate - Lo scudo d'Ercole". Cfr. Brooks,689 - Brunet,III,142 "Belle édition" - De Lama, p. 36. Solo ultima carta con lievi fiorit., altrimenti fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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         OBRAS DE D. ANTONIO RAFAEL MENGS PRIMER PINTOR DE CÁMARA DEL REY

      IMPRENTA REAL, MADRID - Estado de conservación: Bueno. Con esncuadernación de época. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Aparentemente la obra no presenta falta o anotación alguna. Páginas: 400 Año: 1797 Medidas: 26 x 20 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si, bonito autorretrato pintado por el y grabado por su yerno Carmona 1780 Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Pasta española. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         CHLOE in Summer

      [Whitehaven, printed by Ann Dunn. 1797?] - Sole edition. In the late 1970s, a small cache of copies of this poem, some with a decorative watermark, others watermarked '1797' as here, were apparently discovered at the Senhouse family home near Maryport, Cumbria. A number of the 12 copies located by ESTC came from this cache, sold by the late C. R. Johnson: British Library, Bodley, Cambridge, NLW, NLS. The present copy may well be the last from the cache not in an institution.The suggestion that the printer was Ann Dunn of Whitehaven is based upon the existence of four four-page poetical pamphlets of apparently the same date, of very similar appearance and with the same or similar watermarks. These appear in ESTC as Chloe in Summer [Whitehaven?: printed by Ann Dunn?, 1797?]; Paddy in Extasy 'A. Dunn, printer, Whitehaven' [1797?]; A Song made by Sir Joseph Senhouse, on the 27th of November 1794, being the Birth Day of his Nephew Humphrey Senhouse Junior of Netherhall, when he attained to the Age of twenty one Years [London? 1794?]; and The Wish [Whitehaven?: printed by Ann Dunn?, 1795?].Only one of these has the printer's name and place of printing, and only one gives an author's name, but they point to all four having been written either by Sir Joseph Senhouse or someone in his immediate circle and printed by Ann Dunn in Whitehaven, who was responsible for producing a number of books in the 1790s. 4to (237 × 185 mm), pp. [4]; a fine copy. [Not in Jackson; Johnson, 184.]

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         Carte du Grand Océan ou Mer du Sud

      Artist: Pérouse la Jean Francois ca ; issued in: Paris; date: ca1797 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50,5 x 69,5; - description: map of the Pacific Ocean with Southeast Asia Australia, and North and South America; - vita of the artist: Jean-François de Galaup de La Pérouse (1741 1788) was a French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. La Pérouse crossed the Pacific Ocean in 100 days, arriving at Macau, where he sold the furs acquired in Alaska, dividing the profits among his men. Lapérouse sailed all the way south to the Spanish Las Californias in 1786. He stopped at the Presidio of San Francisco long enough to create an outline map of the Bay Area, Plan du Port du St. Francois, which was reproduced as Map 33 in L. Aubert's 1797 Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse. Laterhe arrived in Monterey Bay and at the Presidio of Monterey.In 1787 after a visit to Manila, he set out for the northeast Asian coasts. He saw the island of Quelpart, present-day Cheju in South Korea, which had been visited by Europeans only once before when a group of Dutchmen shipwrecked there in 1635. He visited the Asian mainland coasts of Korea.

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         Gli Stati Uniti dell' America - Sesto Foglio

      Artist: Cassini Giovanni Maria (d) ; issued in: Rome; date: (d)1797 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 36 x 49; - description: Map of Newfoundland; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - ca. 1824) Rom, was a noted geographer, engraver, and publisher in Rome. He was one of the last of the fine Italian globe makers active at the end of the 18th century. Cassini made Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in 1790 and 1792. He also published the twelve terrestrial and twelve celestial globe gores that formed these globes in his atlas "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale" along with rules for the construction of globes and globe gores.

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         Les Mystères d?Udolphe par Anne Radcliffe : traduit de l'anglois sur la troisième édition.

      chez Maradan, A Paris 4228 - A Paris, chez Maradan, An V ? 1797. 4 vol. in-12 (158 x 89 mm) de [2] ff., 300 pp. ; 334 pp. ; 341 pp. ; 300 pp.Demi-veau ébène à petits coins de vélin, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de fleurons, filets et palettes dorés, tranches marbrées (reliures légèrement postérieures, manque titre et faux-titre au t.2). ÉDITION ORIGINALE FRANÇAISE de tout premier tirage du chef-d??uvre de Anne Radcliffe, dont l?originale en langue anglaise avait parue à Londres en 1794. Une note à la plume sur l?exemplaire de la BnF indique que la traductrice n?est autre que la mémorialiste Victorine de Chastenay.Il s?agit d?un des plus célèbres romans gothiques, à propos duquel André Breton dira dans les Vases communiquant : « Rien de plus excitant que cette littérature ultra-romanesque, archi-sophistiquée. Tous ces châteaux d'Otrante, d'Udolphe [.] parcourus par les grandes lézardes et rongés par les souterrains, dans le coin le plus enténébré de mon esprit persistaient à vivre de leur vie factice, à présenter leur curieuse phosphorescence.»Séduisant exemplaire, très bien relié.Oberlé, De Horace Walpole à Jean Ray. Romans gothiques anglais, romans noirs, 1972, nº 8. Monglond IV, 658. Quérard VII, 430.

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         Oeuvres de Félix Nogaret. L'Aristenete Francais [half-title].

      Versailles, de l'imprimerie de Cosson, 1797. - 2 vols. 19, (1), 228 pp. (4), 244 pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces. Both vols. bound without series half-titles; pp. 63/4 and 69/70 of Vol. I bound out of order in the middle of the 'Avertissement'. Bound in matching contemporary mottled calf with gilt trim and initial 'J' with a crown on all covers; all edges gilt. Later red stamp "Bibliothèque du Citoyen Napoleon Buonaparte" on both half-titles. Bindings rubbed and chipped, joints shaken and with leather oddly warped due to fire (see below), but both volumes holding firmly in a pleasant, unrestored state. Rare first edition of this libertine adaptation of an equally colourful Greek author's "letters on love" from the 6th century BC. Calling himself the "French Aristaenetus", Nogaret boasts here that his translation is far superior to that of René le Sage; the Biographie Universelle notes that in addition to the translations, Nogaret adds a number of "letters" of his own to the collection. The present copy has a pleasing provenance, preserved in its original binding of Jérome Buonaparte, youngest brother of Napoleon I; and it may well have survived the great fire of 1871 which destroyed most of the Imperial Library. - "The majority of Aristaenetus's letters are concerned with the description of extramarital affairs; they are full of lovers using every trope of erotic literature to praise their beloveds in over-the-top encomia, paramours hatching complicated schemes to achieve their desires, wily go-betweens who help smooth their way, unfaithful spouses barely avoiding capture in the midst of hair-raising and amusing infidelities" (Bing, pp. xvi-xvii). - Gay calls Nogaret's adaptation a "recueil de folies amoureuses", commenting that "L'Aristenete francais n'est qu'une imitation paraphrasée des Lettres d'Aristenete. Nogaret a eté souvent bien plus libre que l'auteur grec". For his part, Nogaret acknowledges the character of his work: "ce Livre est dangereux sans doute," but immediately defends himself: "Enfin, si je dis d'un côté mon mea culpa, j'annonce d'un autre que j'ai porté la délicatesse jusqu'à respecter [.] même les femmes dont la pudeur s'est refugiée dans les oreilles" (p. 16f.). The subjects of the letters are wonderfully pertinent to the age of libertinism: a man getting into bed with two women; a girl losing her virginity before marriage; a youth in love with his father's mistress; a prison guard cuckolded by a man incarcerated for adultery; a servant girl caught in flagrante with the lover of her mistress; and a young husband filled with passion for his mother-in-law; and so on. - Despite an "Avis" to the reader that future volumes will follow, the "Oeuvres" of Nogaret were abandoned after publishing the present work, which nevertheless claims to form Vols. 1 & 2. The fact that the present set was bound without the Oeuvres' half-titles seems to indicate that its owner was aware that this was a stand-alone publication. - OCLC records no physical copies of this first edition of the "Aristenete Francais" in American libraries - although we have traced one, in the NYPL. - Provenance: Victor Advielle (La Bibliothèque de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène) gives a good account of the provenance markings found here. The "J" under a floral crown signifies Prince Jerome Buonaparte (1784-1860), youngest brother of Napoleon I - this copy must have belonged to Jerome's personal library, before his marriage at the age of 23 to Catherine of Westphalia in 1807 (after which his books bear the monogram JC). Around 1848, Jerome II (his son) applied the red stamp found on the half-titles here to the books in his father's library, apparently in order to spite his cousin, Louis Napoleon, the future Emperor Napoleon III - by implying that he (Jerome) was the true heir to the throne. Advielle also notes that the books of the Imperial family were housed in the Bibliotheque du Palais Royal during this time, including those of Jerome; the library was targeted during the Paris Commune and burned to t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Official Edict Issued by the Royal Court of Sweden, During the Early Years of Swedish Rule Over the Island of Saint Barthélemy, to Outline Fees [Duties or Taxes] for Awards, Decrees, Contracts and Attestations, Payable to the Swedish Monarchy.

      Stockholm, 2 May 1797, 1797. Rare Primary Source Document. 1 page, large trilingual document in Spanish, French, and English, text to recto only, printed at the Royal publishing house in Stockholm "Tryckt i kongl. Tryckeriet". Large single leaf, laid paper, measuring approximately 43 x 54 cm. Very good condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright, an exceedingly rare and early primary source document from the Palace of Stockholm illustrating Sweden's tax revenue during its rule over the colony of Saint Barthélemy. At the time of this edict, the West Indies island of Saint Barthélemy, commonly known now as Saint Barts, was a Swedish colony ruled by Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden who was king from 1792 until his abdication in 1809. only ten years prior to the present edict, the island had a population of approximately 750, of whom 281 were slaves. By the end of the eighteenth century - contemporary to this document - some 1,330 ships visited the port of Gustavia annually. .

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         Discours Préliminaire du Nouveau Dictionnaire de la Langue Française. A Paris, chez Cocheris, 1797. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite): 2). De l'Universalité de la Langue Française. Sujet proposé par l'Académie de Berlin, en 1783. A Paris, chez Cocheris, 1797.

      A Paris, chez Cocheris, 1797. - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4. 1). 3ff. XXXIV. 240pp. 2). 1f. 62pp. 1f. Demi-maroquin, dos lisse orné (reliure postérieure). Réunion de ces deux textes de Rivarol, parus la même année chez le même imprimeur mais dotés d'une page de titre et d'une pagination séparée, ce qui permettait de les diffuser séparément. 1). Edition Originale de ce discours devant servir d'introduction à un nouveau dictionnaire qui ne fut jamais publié. Il existe deux tirages de cette édition, l'un paru à Hambourg chez Fauche, l'autre à Paris chez Cocheris et dont la vente fut interdite. 2). Célèbre ouvrage de Rivarol écrit à la gloire de la langue française. Il y "embrasse d'un coup d'oeil quinze siècle d'histoire, il définit en quelques pages le génie des nations C'est là qu'il lance sa plus célèbre formule: 'ce qui n'est pas clair n'est pas français'." (En Français dans le Texte). Petit tampon sur le premier titre: "Inventaire 1915". Très bon exemplaire par ailleurs, très propre. 1). Tchemerzine V, 409. 2). Tchemerzine, V, 403: "Cette édition, très bien imprimée, est aussi recherchée que l'originale". En Français dans le Texte, nº177 (pour l'édition originale de 1783). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa

      and Travels into the Interior of that Country; containing Particular descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interesting particulars concerning the Slave Trade. Second edition. Engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Modern calf, gilt, frontispiece strengthened with marginal tears repaired, some browning throughout. ix, 11-180pp. Troy, New York, Luther Pratt,

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         Voyage en Angleterre, en Écosse, et aux Îles Hébrides ayant pour objet les sciences, les arts, l'histoire naturelle et les moeurs; avec la description minéralogique du pays de Newcastle, des montagnes du Derbyshire, des environs d'Édinburgh, de Glasgow, de Perth, de S.-Andrews, du duché d'Inverary et de la grotte de Fingal

      Paris, chez H.J. Jansen, 1797, in 8°, de 430pp. 1f. d'errata & 434pp. 1f. d'errata, ill de 7 planches gravées se dépl., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, très bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce voyage scientifique du célèbre géologue. Il reconnaît ici notamment la nature volcanique des collines du centre de l'Écosse et le basalte des Hébrides intérieures. "Faujas visited Fingal's cave which is formed of basalt. He was the first man to realize that it's origin must be volcanic. Athough not all his conclusions were right, this work remains a milestone in geology" Poggendorff I, p.724 - "In 1784 Faujas journeyed through England to Scotland; a full account was published in 1797. He narrated entertaining details of his travels and described arts, industries, and customs, but his most important observations were geological. He realized the volcanic nature of the basalt of the inner Hebrides and paid special attention to the spectacular columnar occurrence on the isle of Staffa..." DSB IV.548 -Monglond IV, col. 176.

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         Garden view with two dogs (tuin met twee honden).

      View on a park with two dogs in the foreground. Other figures move within the space of the representation; on the right three young women in conversation by a herm and more in the middle a boat is floating on the canal. Signed on the bottom: 'By Ysack en Barent Greve Excudit / I.d. Moucheron Inv. et Fecit'. Collector's mark stamped on bottom right corner: Friedrich August II of Saxony (1797-1854) [L. 972]

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         Réflexions sur la Métaphysique du Calcul Infinitésimal.

      A Paris, chez Duprat, an V (1797). - in-8. 80pp. 1 planche dépliante. Demi-basane moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale de cet ouvrage classique dans lequel le grand mathématicien Lazare Carnot (1753-1823) exposait les principes du calcul infinitésimal. "C'est en Allemagne, où il s'est réfugié après les événements de 1797, qu'il a rédigé son ouvrage le plus célèbre, 'Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal' (1797). Il s'y propose de fonder l'analyse infinitésimale de manière rigoureuse et d'unifier ainsi les différentes approches: la méthode d'exhaustion, la méthode des limites, la méthode des quantités évanouissantes et la méthode de Lagrange, qui se sert du développement des fonctions en séries de Taylor" (Encyclopædia Universalis). Planche dépliante. Page de titre un peu salie. Mention manuscrite de l'époque inscrite en long dans la marge du fond: "Laisné, professeur de langue française, russe, esclavone, etc.". Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Works of William Shakespeare [7 volumes]

      G.G. &J. Robinson 1797 - 7 volumes, complete, Large 8vo. 24cm x 15cm. Text pages are very good with wide margins. Full leather with original boards, professionally rebacked in period style, raised bands, 2 labels, hand lettered. A scarce edition, with no copies represented in Cambridge or Oxford. ESTC makes no call for plates in this edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         OPERA OMNIA. (In greco, in latino e in italiano).

      Parmae, ex Regio Parmensi Typographio, 1797. In-4 p. (mm. 295x210), 3 parti in 1 vol. (ciascuna con proprio frontespizio), mz. pelle ottocentesca, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, 1 c.nn., 16 pp., 110 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 279 pp.; 104 pp.; con ritratto dell'A. in medaglione su fondo criblé (inc. in rame) ai 3 frontespizi. Dedica in versi latini di Bernardus Zamagna: "Ad Ferdinandum Austriacum..". Al testo originale greco fa seguito la versione in latino dal titolo: “Hesiodi Ascraei opera omnia latinis versibus expressa atque illustrata a Bernardo Zamagna Ragusino” (segue) "Ad lectorem de Hesiodo eiusque Theogonia" (fino a p. 37) e "Deorum generatio" (segue) "Ad lectorem de Operum ac dierum carmine" e quindi "Opera ac Dies" e "Scutum Herculis". Al fine la versione in italiano “Esiodo Ascreo trasportato in versi italiani da Giuseppe M. Pagnini Carmelitano” (seguono) "La Teogonia cioè la generazione degli Dei - I lavori e le giornate - Lo scudo d'Ercole". Cfr. Brooks,689 - Brunet,III,142 "Belle édition" - De Lama, p. 36. Solo ultima carta con lievi fiorit., altrimenti fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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         Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises or Systems,

      Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar,, Edinburgh - Comprehending The History, Theory, and Practice of each, according to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanatons given of the Various Detaches Parts of Knowledge, whether relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c. Including Elucidations of the most important Topics relative to Religion, Morals, Manners, and the Oeconomy of Life: Together with A Description of all the Countries, Cities, principal Mountains, Seas, Reviers, &c. throughout the World; A General History, Ancient and Modern, of the different Empires, Kingdoms, and States; An Account of the Lives of the most Eminent Persons in every Nation, from the earliest ages down to the present times. Illustrated with Five Hundred and forty-Two Copperplates. In 18 vols. /Supplement; In 2 vols. The Third edition. 1797. / Supplement: 1801. Full brown calf with gilt title on spine. Covers almost detached of many vols. (completely detached of Vol.I, XI, XIII, XVI). Front & rear cover scuffing & peeled. Corner of covers rubbed. Joint of covers sl.cracked. Its spine sl.rubbed. Upper & lower part of spine sl.chipped. Raised band detached of some vols. All edges partly sunned. Partly spotted on front & rear ep. & fly leaf. Some pages sunned. Margin of some pages sl.torn & chipped of some vols. [Vol.I]: Some pages partly sunned. [Vol.II]: Margin of 133-148pp. sl.torn & wrinkled. [Vol.VII]: Small worm hole on front ep. & fly leaf. [Vol.IX]: Small hole on P.446 & margin of P.209. [Vol.X]: Plate of CCLXXI completely detached. Worm hole on margin of P.779 to rear ep. [Vol.XII]: P43-44pp. stained. [Vol.XVI]: P.791to rear fly leaf wrinkled. [Vol.XVIII]: Small label sticked on rear cover. 27.5x22cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN ON THE CONTINENT, IN THE YEAR 1794; with the Retreat through Holland, in the year 1795.

      Birmingham printed for the author by Swinney & Hawkins 1797 - FIRST EDITION 1797, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, large folding hand coloured map of the seat of war as frontispiece, 4 hand coloured folding plans, pages: x, 183, bound in full leather, ornate gilt borders to covers with floral motif at corners, rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco labels, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt, original pink endpapers retained. Spine rubbed and slightly worn, a few hairline cracks and chips to date label, few slight indentations and light scratches to covers, corners slightly worn, shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges neatly repaired with matching cloth, small grazed patch on front pastedown, slight foxing to title page and prelims, 8 pages heavily foxed in Book III, occasional pale brown spot to margins, contents otherwise very bright and clean, small closed edge tear to map and 2 plans, neatly repaired on reverse. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Britain's part in the War of the First Coalition which represented the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. Britain came into the war being waged by Austria, Prussia, Spain and others when Louis XVI was executed in 1793. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Bell's British Theatre Vols. 3-13, 15-32 & 34

      Printed for and under the direction of George Cawthorn, British Library, Strand, London 1797 - 30 vols. with various paginations. 15 cm. 246 engraved plates - a frontispiece and title page for each play. Full tree leather with gilt impressing on spines along with burgundy and black spine labels. Missing vols. 1, 2, 14 & 33. Vol. 3 missing front board. Vol. 8 missing front board, rear board detached, last page torn through. Vol. 10 split in 2 sections. Vol. 11 front board detached. Vol. 12 front board detached. Vol. 13 front board missing and rear board detached. Vol. 16 front board missing. Vol. 17 rear board detached and last leaf chipped with slight loss of text. Vol. 19 front board nearly detached. Vol. 20 rear board detached. Vol. 21 front board detached. Vol. 23 rear board detached. Vol. 27 rear board and last pages missing with some loss of text. Vol. 28 rear board detached. Vol. 29 front board reattached. Vol. 30 front board loosening. Vol. 31 front board detached. Vol. 32 Small reference labels on some front endpapers. Some labels missing, some spines cracked, bumped corners, foxing. Contains: Fair Penitent (Rowe); Douglas (Home); Cato (Addison); Jane Shore (Rowe); Roman Father (Whitehead); Every Man In His Humour (Ben Jonson); Suspicious Husband (Hoadly); Grecian Daughter (Murphy); Choleric Man (Cumberland); Cleone (Dodsley); Isabella (Altered from Southern); She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not (Cibber); Discovery (Mrs. Frances Sheridan); Distressed Mother (Philips); Earl of Essex (Jones); Medea (Glover); Gamesters (Shirley and Johnson); Battle of Hastings (Cumberland); Love Makes A Man (Cibber); Alzira (Hill); School For Wives (Kelly); School For Lovers (Whithead); Maid of the Mill (Bickerstaff); Rule A Wife (Beaumont & Fletcher); Careless Husband (Cibber); Revenge (Young); Orphan (Otway); Country Lasses (Charles Johnson); She Stoops To Conqer (Goldsmith); Black Prince (W. Shirley); Beaux Stratagem (Farquhar); Gamester (Moore); Double Gallant (Cibber); Theodosius (Lee); Beggars Opera (Gay); Chances (altered from Beaumont and Fletcher); Miser (Fielding); Foundling (Moore); Bold Stroke For a Wife (Mrs. Centlivre); All In The Wrong (Murphy); Brothers (Cumberland); Siege of Damascus (Hughes); Love in a Village (Bickerstaff); Country Girl (altered from Wycherly by Garrick); Conscious Lovers (Steele); Recruiting Officer (Farquhar); Venice Preserved (Otway); Lady Jane Grey (Rowe); Oedipus (Dryden & Lee); Ximena (Cibber); Busy Body (Mrs. Centlivre); All For Love (Dryden); Constant Couple (Farquhar); Carmelite (Cumberland); Zara (Hill); Way To Keep Him (Murphy); Good Natured Man (Goldsmith); Earl of Warwick (Franklin); Philaster (Beaumont and Fletcher); Provoked Husband (Vanbrugh and Cibber); Fashionable Lovers (Cumberland); Countess of Salisbury (Hall Hartson); Mourning Bride (Congreve); Oroonoko (Southern); West Indian (Cumberland); King Charles I (Havard); Tender Husband (Steele); Committee (Howard); Natural Son (Cumberland); Jealous Wife (Colman); Lionel and Clarissa (Bickerstaff); Hypocrite (altered from Cibber); Wonder (Mrs. Centlivre); Amphytrion (altered from Dryden); Albion Queens (Banks); Tamerland (Rowe); Confederacy (Vanbrugh); Drummer (Addison); Merope (Hill); Mahomet (Miller); Cymon (Garrick); Plain Dealer (Wycherley); Fatal Curiosity (Lillo); Lady's Last Stake (Cibber); Cyrus (Hoole); Gleonice (Hoole); Orphan of China (Murphy); The Gentle Shepherd (Ramsay); The Mistake (Vanbrugh); Ambitious Step-Mother (Rowe); Irene (Dr. Johnson); Marianne (Fenton); Barbarossa (Brown); Relapse (Vanbrugh); Eurydice (Mallet); The Provok'd Wife (Vanbrugh); The Funeral (Steele); The Royal Convert (Rowe); The Man of the World (Macklin); The Double Dealer (Congreve); The Old Batchelor (Congreve); Henry the Second (Hull); Phaedra and Hippolitus (Smith); Pericles (Shakespeare); Busiris (Young); The Rehearsal (Buckingham); Albina (Mrs. Cowley); False Delicacy (Kelly); A Word To The Wise (Kelly); School For Rakes (Mrs. Griffiths); The Brothers (Dr. Young); Falstaff's Wedding (Kenrick); Sir Harry Wildair (Farquhar); Caractacus (Mason); Luc [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Estado de los contratos del R[eal] D[e]r[ech]o de Alcavala para su Magestad, en los pueblos y campaña de la jurisdiccion de la Capital de Buenos Ayres. [and:] Pulperos ajustados en los pueblos de dicha campaña convenidos a contribuir a Su Magestad el Real D[e]r[ech]o de Alcavala para el presente año de 1797.

      [Buenos Aires, 1797]. - Manuscript on paper written in 3 different coloured inks. Small folio. 1 blank leaf + [22]p + 2 blank leaves + [12]p. With 2 illuminated calligraphic title-pages, first title with arms of Buenos Aires in tailend section, a variety of exquisite floral and animal ornamentation on titles and in 21 headings, including 6 charming landscape vignettes, decorative initials. Text ruled in 9 columns, one of which represents cattle-brand marks; line borders in red throughout. Calf folder; slipcase. A colonial manuscript of extraordinary rarity and quality executed in the best tradition of Spanish calligraphy, and in an excellent state of preservation. Comprising detailed government reports on fiscal contributions for the year 1797 from estancias (farms) and pulperias (general store owners) in the districts and villages in the vicinity of Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, in the closing years of the 18th century. The ‘alcavala’ (or 'alcabala') of the title was a Spanish sales tax applicable to all property contracts. The five regions ('partidos') specified in the first report are: Rio de los Arrecifes, San Antonio de Areco, Rio de Luján, Rio de Las Conchas and La Magdalena. Within each region the approximate location of a farm is given in relation to specific geographical features – a watercourse ('arroyo'), river bank ('costa'), stretch of river ('vanda'), village ('pueblo') or cattle pasture trail ('cañada'). In the register the farm is numbered, and the table provides the name of the owner, the amount of their livestock (cattle, sheep, mules) the individual brand mark, the farm’s location and its distance in relation to nearby estates. The final column lists the tax paid in pesos. Among owners some 25 women are named. Three notes ('notas') in the addenda of the first report, list: firstly, eight individuals who could not be found on their farms as they were in Buenos Aires (their head of cattle is noticeably high); secondly, a further eight assessed (owning even larger numbers of cattle, though brand marks are not given), whose owners were not to be found (all are of noble origin and were possibly in Spain). The third group of two named individuals refused to pay the tax, including Don Joaquin Molina, who also denies owning 3000 head of cattle. Four farmers are additionally finally listed with approximate location of their farms, they too refused the tax, though admitted to owning livestock. This first section is signed by the assessor, Vicente Benito Cretel. He points out, in conclusion, that the sum total of cattle here listed comprises bulls, steers, cows, oxen and other pasture animals, but it is only the second category (steers, nobillos) sold for the provision of supplies (hides, meat etc) which are liable for the tax. The second report lists some 115 'pulperos' liable to pay the tax. These too are divided under five areas ('partidos'): Arrecifes, Rio de Arèco, Rio de Luxàn, Rio de las Conchas, La Magdalena. Each store with its named owner is further numerically listed and located according to their proximity to a named town. The latter pages of this second report list in sections the provisions stores attached to six forts ('fortines') of the border guards ('guardias'). These are Guardia de Chascosmùs, Guardia de los Ranchos, Guardia d[e] Monte, (in between which, Fortin de los Lobos), Guardia de Luxan, Guardia de Salto, Guardia de Roxas. The headings of each of these are of particular iconographic interest for the delicately painted landscape vignettes which are among the earliest known graphic representations of the local topography and its flora and fauna. Each of the two reports is signed by the government official Don Vicente Benito Cretel and dated respectively 17th March and 30th April 1797. Cretel is not included in any of the Argentine biographical dictionaries, though he features in a list of 23 patriotic citizens who were granted the title ‘ciudadanos americanos de la Provincias Unidad’. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Junius.

      Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra. London: Printed by T. Bensley for Vernor and Hood, Birchin Lane. 1797. ESTC citation number T11030. Bookplate with family arms of John Gerard Geller. [ii (blanks); i (frontispiece of Edmund Burke with guard); i (engraved title-page), i (printed title-page); iii (advertisement dated January 1799) verso, directions for placing the cuts; ix dedication to the English nation, verso of ix blank; xi – xxxi preface; verso of xxxi blank; xxxiii – xxxv contents of Vol. I; verso of xxxv blank; xxxvii – xxxix contents of Vol. II; 1 – 274; ii (blanks)] [ii (blanks); i (frontispiece portrait of Charles James Fox with guard); i (engraved title-page), i (printed title-page); ii (advertisement: Books Printed for the Proprietors of Junius's Letters); 1 – 319 pages; ii (blanks)] , 8vo. 24 cm. x 14.5 cm, page 23 cm. x 14 cm. 69 letters, 29 portraits. Inlaid binding by John Mackinlay (1737 – 1821), with his book tag No. 8 Bow Street, Covent Garden on the inside front cover of both volumes. According to Ellic Howe in A List of London Bookbinders 1648 – 1815, Mackinlay was referred to as "the living father of the bibliopegistic art" by Dibdin (Bibliographical Decameron, ii. 519). This shop at 8 Bow Street burned down with Covent Garden in 1808. At the height of Mackinlay's success, he employed 8 – 9 men, among them 3 finishers. He was by all accounts a colorful personality and known variously as "Black Jock"and "a dirty old brute." Ellic Howe pointed out many anecdotes about John Mackinlay were "not fit for polite society." Of his bindings listed as being in the British Museum by Ellic Howe in 1850 were: G. 11795-811, G. 11958-65, G. 11969-77. In Howe's mind these were the set of Dugdale's Monasticon praised by Dibdin. Front and back covers of both of these volumes are ruled in gold within which is an intertwined beaded and leaved border decoration. Inside a second, inner panel, also ruled out in gold, is a black morocco inlay on the mottled brown calf, around which is a gold stamped oval border. In the center of the oval is a gowned and plumed female deity in gold, with down-cast eyes, holding a staff in her right hand and gesturing with her up-raised left arm and hand. Sold with this copy is a letter from Wilwarth Sheldon Lewis, W.S. Lewis, who signed himself as "Lefty." The letter is on The Lewis Walpole Library stationery and addressed to a fellow Eli, Lucius F. Robinson, Jr., to whom this book belonged. W.S. Lewis indicates that the repairs made to both volumes were done by Glenn Bissell in 1970, the date of the letter. Volume 1 has been rebacked, with some of the original labels laid back down. Volume 2 has had its covers reinforced, head band partially gone, chipped at the foot of the spine. Some off-setting from the portraits as is normal for a title this old.

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         Lexikon der Jetztlebenden Schleswig-Holsteinischen und Eutinschen Schriftsteller möglichst vollständig zusammengetragen von Berend Kordes, Professor und Unterbibliothekar in Kiel.

      Johann Gottlieb Röhss, Schleswig 1797 - Mit XLVIII ( Vorrede und Subskribentenverzeichnis ), 560 Seiten, schlichter marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 19,5 x 12 cm ). Der Einband ist berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrückten mit handgeschriebener Titelei von alter Hand. Innen auf Innendeckel und Vorsatz kleine handschriftlicher Marginalien, das Titelblatt mit 2 schwachen unleserlichen Wappenstempeln sowie kleiner Nummerierung, Seiten teils etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig, das hintere unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt gering beschädigt. Insgesamt innen von guter Erhaltung. - als Originalausgabe außerordentlich selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm )( Lagerort Schwarzes R. ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Original watercolour of a British fleet of ships among icebergs

      circa 1793- 1797 - Watercolour, oval shape, 132 x 195 mm., tipped on to card, in gilt frame. A finely executed watercolour of a fleet amidst icebergs. Although unsigned, this watercolour was originally found in a nineteenth century album with another of very similar style signed and dated by Tobin, an important amateur artist in the early history of Australia. Tobin was born in 1768 and joined the Navy as a lively lad in 1780. He showed natural aptitude and rose to the rank of lieutenant after an extended voyage for the East India Company between 1788-1790. He served with Flinders under Bligh on the Providence, the second voyage to Tahiti to gather breadfruit following the disastrous Bounty mutiny.Tobin was a highly skilled watercolourist who kept a detailed record of the Providence voyage including paintings of Tasmanian scenes. On his return to England he served under Cochrane on the Thetis between 1793-1797 and continued to produce marine scenes in a more mature and conservative style than the watercolours undertaken in the Pacific. The Mitchell Library holds an important album of watercolours dating from his service on the Thetis. This study of ships amidst icebergs is strongly reminiscent of the marine studies in this album, characterised by the highly detailed treatment of rigging and naval architecture, accomplished treatment of sea, clouds and sky and the use of subdued and harmonious colouring.This scene more than likely depicts British ships off Newfoundland in 1796. A much larger combined fleet of French and Spanish ships had been repelled by a smaller number of British ships in their attempt to disrupt the fishing industry on Newfoundland in 1796. The flag signal from the main mast of the ship is likely to state "In case of parting company either by accident or otherwise, without have orders where to go Repair to the rendezvous No 2". George Tobin was one of the most important and accomplished amateur artists in the early history of Australia and the opening of the Pacific: 'His colouring was very good - bold and strong and sure. He had an accurate eye for perspective, a sensitive feeling for distance and for the movement of wind and water, and his general composition was almost always excellent' (Rex and Thea Rienits, Early Artists of Australia). Provenance: From a nineteenth century album of watercolours. Slight crease on far right, very good condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Alfabeto di lettere iniziali adorno di animali e proseguito di varia serie di caratteri all'ill.mo cav. Gio. Orazio Rucellai patrizio fiorentino presidente della real accademia delle Belle Arti

      Giacomo Moro, 1797. In folio, 25 tavole compreso il frontespizio, delle belle iniziali di Giarrè, maestro di scrittura fiorentino, ciascuna delle quali introduce a dei versi, adornata specialmente da animali, ritratti in grande varietà e con estrema cura, e decorazioni diverse. Legatura in cartonato semplice. 3 tavole rimontate, alcuni piccoli marginali restauri.

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         LIFE OF LORENZO DE MEDICI CALLED THE MAGNIFICENT

      London Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies 1797 - 2 volumes. Early Printing of this important work. Illustrated throughout with engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved vignettes on title pages, engraved chapter heads. 4to, contemporary full polished speckled calf, the spine decorated with multi-ruled gilt bands and lettered in gilt on a black morocco lettered label. Gilt rules to the boards. Marbled edges. xxvi, (2), 320, 136 appendix; (2), 312, 48 Poesie [Poems of Lorenzo], 111 appendix, 11 index. A handsome set , very clean internally. Some rubbing to the calf. AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC, HANDSOMELY BOUND. The principal work in the author’s long history of historical writings. Roscoe began publishing this at his own expense in 1793, with the first edition produced in February of 1796 (though marked as 1795). This volume drew great attention both in England and abroad, and went into many subsequent editions. Included are two appendix of documents in the original Italian and Latin and a number of poems in Italian. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         History of British Birds.

      1797 1797 - 2 vols. [1: History and Description of Land Birds. 2: Containing the History and Description of Water Birds]. Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker for Beilby & Bewick 1797-1804. With 448 textual wood-engravings. XXX + 336; XX + 400 pp. Clean and well-preserved copy bound in nice contemporary full marbled calf, early rebacked with coloured labels and richly gilt spines. * 2nd issue. Large Imperial printed in 207 copies.Thomas Bewick [1753-1828] is best known for his 'History of British Birds', which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. He is credited with popularizing, a technical innovation in the printing of illustrations using wood. He adopted metal-engraving tools to cut hard boxwood across the grain, producing printing blocks that could be integrated with metal type, but were much more durable than traditional woodcuts. The result was high quality illustration at a low price. [Wikipedia]. The text of the first volume dealing with 'Land Birds' is by Beilby and the second volume 'Water Birds' is by Bewick. All the wood engravings are by Bewick.Zimmer p. 57; Nissen IVB, 95. Roscoe 15A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Original watercolour of a British fleet of ships among icebergs

      circa 1793-, 1797. Slight crease on far right, very good condition overall.. Watercolour, oval shape, 132 x 195 mm., tipped on to card, in gilt frame. A finely executed watercolour of a fleet amidst icebergs. Although unsigned, this watercolour was originally found in a nineteenth century album with another of very similar style signed and dated by Tobin, an important amateur artist in the early history of Australia. Tobin was born in 1768 and joined the Navy as a lively lad in 1780. He showed natural aptitude and rose to the rank of lieutenant after an extended voyage for the East India Company between 1788-1790. He served with Flinders under Bligh on the Providence, the second voyage to Tahiti to gather breadfruit following the disastrous Bounty mutiny.Tobin was a highly skilled watercolourist who kept a detailed record of the Providence voyage including paintings of Tasmanian scenes. On his return to England he served under Cochrane on the Thetis between 1793-1797 and continued to produce marine scenes in a more mature and conservative style than the watercolours undertaken in the Pacific. The Mitchell Library holds an important album of watercolours dating from his service on the Thetis. This study of ships amidst icebergs is strongly reminiscent of the marine studies in this album, characterised by the highly detailed treatment of rigging and naval architecture, accomplished treatment of sea, clouds and sky and the use of subdued and harmonious colouring.This scene more than likely depicts British ships off Newfoundland in 1796. A much larger combined fleet of French and Spanish ships had been repelled by a smaller number of British ships in their attempt to disrupt the fishing industry on Newfoundland in 1796. The flag signal from the main mast of the ship is likely to state "In case of parting company either by accident or otherwise, without have orders where to go Repair to the rendezvous No 2". George Tobin was one of the most important and accomplished amateur artists in the early history of Australia and the opening of the Pacific: 'His colouring was very good - bold and strong and sure. He had an accurate eye for perspective, a sensitive feeling for distance and for the movement of wind and water, and his general composition was almost always excellent' (Rex and Thea Rienits, Early Artists of Australia). Provenance: From a nineteenth century album of watercolours.

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         De la Révolution Françoise. (Française) 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Maret 1797 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE. A Paris, chez Maret, Librairie, cour des Fontaines, palais Egalité - An V = 1797. 4 parties en 2 volumes. T1 : VIII (Table générale), 235 et 230 pages. T2 : 235, 229 et Tables des Sections. Complet et contrôlé. Reliure plein veau moucheté de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièces de titre maroquin rouge et de tomaison noires. Filet à froid encadrant les plats. Tranches marbrées. Coins émoussés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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         An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China

      London: John Stockdale, 1797. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. xv,(1),475pp. followed by 4pp. of publishers catalogue and directions to the binder for placing plates. Complete with a frontispiece, engraved title (followed by the typeset title), 33 images on 25 plates and 2 maps. Nicely bound in half red morocco, spine in six compartments, gilt, red cloth sides. Titles repaired at inner margins, some soil and aging, but overall a very good copy in a fine binding. This is the first edition of Staunton's abridgment of the 2 volume 4to edition of the same year. Lowndes, p. 2503. ESTC N42986.

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         Utvalda allmant nyttigor

      1797 - Folding plate. 8vo. xii, 224pp. Stockholm,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         Antique Print-LUNCH-LABOURER-VILLAGE-FIELD-Christian Josi-Morland-1797

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Labourer's Luncheon', two men resting and enjoying lunch in a field, with a village in the background. A dog lies at their feet. Handcoloured stipple and line engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Separately published master print, published in London by I.R. Smith in 1797. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.�Artists and Engravers: Engraved by C. Josi after G. Morland. Christian Josi (1768-1828) was a Dutch printmaker, stipple engraver, print dealer and collector. He was born in Utrecht, and worked in Amsterdam with Ploos van Amstel. George Morland (1763-1804) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes. He was born in London, third son of Henry Robert Morland. His father, artist, engraver and picture restorer. Morland's work in painting is characterised by the simple subjects he painted. He depicted the life he knew from his own experience. Morland worked closely with William and James Ward, and later married their sister Anne. Condition: Very good, given age. Small stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-75-09 The overall size is ca. 20.9 x 25.2 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 16.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 53 x 64 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 42.5 cm.

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         Elegant Extracts: or useful and entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons. Being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Poetry. [With:] Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining Pieces of Poetry. being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

      Printed for B. Law, J. Johnson [et al], London 1797 - Two works in 4 vols., 8vo, pp. xvi, [viii], 612; [613]-1120; xvi, 544; [545]-1008 + engraved title-page in each vol. Contemporary polished tree calf, spines divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco labels and green morocco volume numbers, all edges blue. Paper somewhat toned, occasional spotting. Spines gently creased, extremities a touch rubbed, some light scratches, two endcaps just slightly worn. Armorial bookplates of William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedowns. An attractive set of later editions of these best-selling anthologies - 'Prose' is the seventh edition, and 'Poetry' just an 'Improved Edition' The imprints (which vary slightly between the two titles) contain dozens of names & partnerships, a sign of how many slices the regular profits from the works were able to be divided into. ESTC T130937 (vols. 1-2). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery ABA PBFA]
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         The Theory of Moral Sentiments

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (Successors to Mr. Cadell) and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1797. or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Eighth Edition. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (205× 123 mm). Contemporary diced Russia, gilt roll border to boards, flat spines ruled, diced and lettered gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, silk ribbon marker. Spines lightly sunned, abrasion across the top of front board to volume II; 2 short marginal tears repaired to volume I, stain from silk ribbon marker to one opening; a very attractive set. Eighth edition, a good set of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). The sixth edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinced a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15–20; Ross, Life, pp. 381–5, 391–5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith. This eighth edition was produced in 1000 copies.

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        Poems ? to Which are Now Added Poems by Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd

      Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle ? and Messrs. Robinson, London, Bristol 1797 - Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo. After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including "The Ode to the Departing Year," and a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity. This edition also includes twelve new poems by Charles Lamb - whose name appears on the title-page for the first time - and a number of poems by Charles Lloyd. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Thomson VI. For binding, cf. Bennett p. 117, fig. 4.40. Provenance: Ann Bremridge (gift inscription on ffep, "Phil Bremridge to Ann Bremridge 1797); H. Nicholls (signed "H. Nicholls. 1825" on ffep) Contemporary publisher's binding of full tree calf, smooth spine over sewn-in cords, black morocco lettering piece with gilt fillet and rope tool border, spine divided into six compartments with double gilt fillets. Front joint cracked but firmly attached with neat repairs to both hinges, wear to spine ends and corners xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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